REHOBOTH, Mass. –Back in the ring for the first time in the spring, the Johnson & Wales University IDA Equestrian team put together two great performances over the weekend. Hosting the JWU Spring Show, the Wildcats took fourth on Saturday then won the URI competition on Sunday.
Junior Nicole Wilbur (Greenwich, NY) set the tone as she won the first level division with a score of 77.03 percent. She was named the high point rider of the day.
Three other riders cracked the top five. Morgan Mindrebo (Wellfleet, Mass.) posted a score of 66.52 to win lower training. Freshman Maggie Dickey (Cumberland, Maine) was close behind in third place at 63.43 percent. Junior Charlotte Karasek (Renton, Wash.) placed fifth in upper training at 67.11 percent
The hosts had five top-five finishes at their home show. Makayla Mopps (Coventry, RI) turned in the best performance as she took second in intro with a score of 66.56 percent. Wilbur and Dickey placed third in first level and intro, respectively. Karasek took fifth in upper training while Mindrebo was fifth in lower training.
JWU travels to its final regular season competition on Saturday when they go to the University of Maine Spring Show. The Wildcats are tied with New Hampshire for the lead in the Northeast Region. The top team in the region qualifies for the IDA National Championships, hosted by Centenary College on April 29-30.